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Top secret : a handbook of codes, ciphers, and secret writing / Paul B. Janeczko ; illustrated by Jenna LaReau.

Janeczko, Paul B. (Author). LaReau, Jenna ill. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 0763609714 (alk. paper) :
  • Physical Description: 136 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2004.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 129) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Nonsecret codes -- Book code -- Dictionary code -- Codetalking -- Pig Latin -- Turkish Irish -- Caesar cipher -- St. Cyr slide -- Keyboard cipher -- Morse code -- Semaphore -- Pigpen cipher -- Rosicrucian cipher -- Date shift cipher -- Greek square cipher -- Greek skytale -- Rail fence cipher -- Route transposition cipher -- Codebreaking -- Early concealment techniques -- Null cipher -- Cardano grille -- Word grille -- Space code -- Playing card code -- Dot cipher -- Line cipher -- Zigzag cipher -- Invisible inks -- Codemkers and codebreakers Hall fo Fame.
Summary, etc.: A handbook for the budding cryptographer including codes and ciphers, invisible inks, concealment techniques, spy stories and some history.
Study Program Information Note: Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 4.4 5.
Awards Note: A Junior Library Guild selection.

Available copies

  • 22 copies at Merrimack Valley Library Consortium. (Show)
  • 1 copy at Andover.

Current holds

0 current holds with 23 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Collection Status Due Date
Memorial Hall Library - Children's J 652.8 Jan (Text) Children's Non-Fiction Available -
Subject: Cryptography > Juvenile literature
Ciphers > Juvenile literature
Cryptography
Ciphers
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